Chaffey College, Physical Education Facility

Rancho Cucamonga, California

  • FIRM

    NTD Architecture


    Chaffey Community College

  • AREA

    22,113 sq.ft.





Chaffey College has struggled to keep up with population growth over the past decade.

Its existing gymnasium is sorely undersized and needs many improvements. The new physical-education project will create an inspired architectural environment that fosters innovation while supporting the college’s functional needs.

First, a new gymnasium and fitness room will be ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$465.00FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress that will serve multiple tasks. Second, the existing gymnasium complex will be remodeled to suit the current program, simplify circulation and bring the building up-to-date. The public space created between the two buildings and the main street will serve as a student link to the main area of the campus and create a large pre-/post-game plaza during tournaments. Monumental stairs, ramps and an elevator will be incorporated to facilitate major grade changes and create the edges of the plaza.

A large entry overhang will connect the new facility with the existing and create a visual gateway to a second lower plaza for athletic staff. A large sign along the street will serve as a marquee.